In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Leadership West Virginia (LWV) has released a revised 2020 class schedule. In-person sessions will kick off September 17 in Fayetteville with the Tourism/Leadership Session. The class of 40 individuals have met virtually since March and will continue to do so for the next few months.
Leadership West Virginia has been monitoring news related to the Coronavirus carefully and is following suggested guidance related to closures and cancellations.
At this time Leadership West Virginia has decided to cancel the session and reception that was to be held next week in Charleston. The session will be rescheduled and that date and information will be circulated as soon as possible.
Fifty-seven leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 2020 Class of Leadership West Virginia (LWV). Class participants were selected from a list of applicants submitted in late 2019.
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Dr. Lydotta M. Taylor is the Founder, President, and CEO of The EdVenture Group, Inc. Beginning as a high school math teacher, Dr. Taylor has built a career through her passion to teach and lead others. An entrepreneur at heart, she founded The EdVenture Group, an educational consulting non-profit, in 2001.
We encourage LWV Alumni to join us at this last session to celebrate the graduating class and reunite with fellow grads! We have a few different options for you to choose from. Come to one or all of the LWV events open to alumni!
Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATES for LWV events coming up before the end of the year. November 15 – LWV Distinguished Alumnus Reception with WVE Young Guns November 20 – LWV Charleston Area Alumni Session Reception November 22 – 2019 Class Graduation December 31 – End of 2019 LWV Giving Campaign. Donate here.
Leadership West Virginia tentative 2020 program dates are as follows:
Welcome & Leadership Orientation: March 19-20
Education: April 16-17
Economic Development: May 14-15
Tourism: June 18-19
Justice System: July 16-17
Energy: September 17 & 18
An LWV graduate will be recognized with the LWV Distinguished Alumnus Award on November 15, 2019. Please take a few minutes to nominate a worthy candidate! The deadline for nominating a recipient is October 8, 2019. The Distinguished Alumnus Award will recognize a graduate of the program whose continued leadership activities have demonstrated the highest standards of LWV and set an example for aspiring leaders.
Eileen Clark (2019) has been busy with speaking engagements. In April, she spoke at the 31st Annual Quest for Excellence Conference on Cybersecurity. In May, she was on a CIO panel at the HFMA (healthcare financial management association) West Virginia Chapter where they discussed patient engagement strategies and cybersecurity.